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Is CanCon Compatible with Streaming?

The music industry wants CanCon regulations applied to on-demand streaming, but that’s a lot easier said than done.

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

If the major music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music want to be

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How Streaming Changed Everything

This article orginally appeared in Canadian Musician's 40th Anniversary issue in March 2019.

By Michael Raine

Five years ago, in Canadian Musician’s 35th anniversary issue, contributor Andrew Seale wrote an insightful article examining the evolution of music promotion and distribution in the digital age. While it wasn’t all

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The State of the Industry

This article orginally appeared in Canadian Musician magazine's 40th anniversary issue, published in March 2019.

By Andrew King

Streaming services. Copyright reform. The value gap. Music cities. There’s been no shortage of hot-button topics facing the Canadian music industry these last few years, though that’s basically been the

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YouTube: Friend or Foe of the Music Industry?

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

Two related themes have dominated music industry discussions and reporting over the last couple of years. From industry conferences at Canadian Music Week and South by Southwest to reports by the BBC and

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SOCAN Is Begging You: Please Collect Your Live Performance Royalties

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

It seems like a source of great frustration at SOCAN that many songwriters are not bothering to collect their live performance royalties. While most songwriters know SOCAN collects and distributes their performance royalties for

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